Solved

Time problem on w2k3 r2

Posted on 2012-03-28
4
643 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-29
Hi experts,

I am currently having problem with windows time in one of the newly joined domain member servers.
I have configured DC1 (holding PDC emulator role) to be our ntp server and sync time with external time source. Also, any other server, including other DCs, configured to set nt5ds.
I have confirmed that our DC1 (holding PDC emulator role) is successfully sync time with external time source.


W32tm /stripchart /computer:time source /sample:4 /dataonly
No error

w32tm /monitor
DC1.<domainname>.com ***PDC*** (DC1 IP Address):
ICMP: 0ms delay.
NTP: =0.000000s offset from dc1.(domainname).com
RefID: (unkown) [ip address of external time source]
DC2.<domainname>.com [ip address of dc2]
ICMP: 0ms delay.
NTP: -0.0167689s offset from DC1.<domainname>.com

Also, if I use w32tm /monitor on other member server i get same result as above. Including the server that is having time problem.
I have tried these command on the server that is having problem, w32tm /resync /rediscover, also net stop w32time >> w32tm /unregister >> w32tm /register >> net start w32time still same result... always 1 hours off from the DC1.

When I use net time from the server that is having problem i get result like this.

"Current time at \\DC1 is 3/28/2012 2:40 PM

Local time (GMT-07:00) at \\DC1 is 3/28/2012 3:40 PM    <<< correct time

The command completed successfully."

However, when i use net time on DC1 or any other servers (servers don't have problem)
i get

 
"Current time at \\DC1 is 3/28/2012 3:40 PM     <<< correct time

The command completed successfully."

Also, all of our server time zone is in GMT-08:00 Pacific Time

If anyone could help me solve this issue I’ll be greatly appreciate it.
Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:ndoorsinteractive
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:als315
ID: 37780389
Can you run w32tm /tz on problem and other servers?
0
 

Author Comment

by:ndoorsinteractive
ID: 37783269
Hi,


Thanks for the comment!
I have run w32tm /tz and confirmed that there is little mismatch. Please see the result below.
Once again thanks a lot!

Result from correct time

Time zone: Current:TIME_ZONE_ID_DAYLIGHT Bias: 480min (UTC=LocalTime+Bias)
  [Standard Name:"Pacific Standard Time" Bias:0min Date:(M:11 D:1 DoW:0)]
  [Daylight Name:"Pacific Daylight Time" Bias:-60min Date:(M:3 D:2 DoW:0)]


Result from incorrect time

Time zone: Current:TIME_ZONE_ID_STANDARD Bias: 480min (UTC=LocalTime+Bias)
  [Standard Name:"Pacific Standard Time" Bias:0min Date:(M:10 D:5 DoW:0)]
  [Daylight Name:"Pacific Daylight Time" Bias:-60min Date:(M:4 D:1 DoW:0)]


Best,

Jae
0
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
als315 earned 500 total points
ID: 37783378
May be you have not installed some updates (seems there were some changes in time zone or on any reason they were changed manually).
You can compare settings in registry under:
HKEYLOCALMACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TimeZones
or use these methods:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914387/en-us
0
 

Author Comment

by:ndoorsinteractive
ID: 37785018
Hi,

First of all I would like to thank you for the great help.
I found out that the server missed one of the update and set to old daylight saving beginning date.
After the set the correct daylight saving time server finally works!
Thanks a lot
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article covers how to install the Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS). What is covered in this article:  > Different Versions and Editions of the Windows OS  > Upgrading versus Fresh Installation of the OS           - Steps to take pr…
Have you ever had a hard drive that you can't boot into, but need to change the registry? Here is the solution! This article guides you through accessing and editing a registry of a non-primary drive. To read registry information on a non-prim…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now